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June News

June News

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 6/12/2018 1:23:47 PM

The Bevan Festival 2018

Sunday 24th June sees the start of this year's Bevan Festival celebrations and over a week we have various events taking place throughout Tredegar. Details of these event are shown on our Whats On page but also in the two links below. Come along and enjoy these events.

Bevan Festival 2018 Events.

Sunday 1st July Banner Parade and Family Fun Day

**Bevan Festival: Free guided walk Friday 29.6.18 at 10am from the Top House, Trefil. The forecast for Friday is blazing hot, possibly 30℃. We will be walking for 4 hours with no shade, so everyone needs to ensure they have enough water, suggestion at least one litre per person.**



Tender Opportunity for Building Contractors

Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative Scheme (THI)

Property; Grade II Listed Former Town Hall, The Circle, Tredegar.

As part of the Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), a tendering opportunity has become available for the internal and external refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Former Town Hall, The Circle, Tredegar through their appointed representative Mr Roger Field of FTAA Ltd.

Information is available via the Sell2Wales website with a tender return deadline of Friday 6th July 2018 at 12 Mid-Day. (Sell2Wales Ref JUN254625)


Interested contractors are required to register interest using the contact details of the appointed representative Mr Roger Field of FTAA Ltd. which can be found on the Sell2Wales website under reference JUN254625. Tendering contractors will be required to provide a portfolio demonstrating heritage qualifications and/or experience of undertaking works on Listed Buildings and buildings located in conservation areas.  

The THI Scheme is contributing positively to the regeneration of Tredegar by ensuring high quality, traditional repair and reinstatement to eligible properties in The Circle area of the town centre. The THI renovation scheme is proposed to act as a catalyst for increased private sector investment and aims to transform the town’s attractiveness to businesses, residents and visitors, whilst enhancing long term sustainability.

For information on the Tredegar THI Scheme please contact Ceri Howell on 01495 353313 or email tredegarprojects@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

The THI Scheme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Welsh Government-Vibrant & Viable Places Programme, Cadw & Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.


Progression on the Tredegar Heritage Initiative scheme, work funded by the Heritage Lottery, Cadw, Blaenau Gwent Council, Welsh Government –Vibrant & Viable Places & Building Owners, can be viewed using the following links:







New Wind Farm Community Fund Awards First Grants

Sixteen highly deserving local organisations are celebrating being awarded grants through the new Pen Bryn Oer Wind Farm Community Fund.

The successful groups to receive a share of the first £15,000 are:

Pontlottyn CISWO Social Group       

Groundwork Caerphilly

Pontlottyn Boys and Girls Club

Idris Davies School 3 - 18     

Rhymney Fitness Association           

Rhymney Rugby Club Mini and Juniors

Aelybryn Table Tennis Club  

Bedwellty Park Bowls Club    

Rhymney Castle Select S.R.F.C.

Tredegar Ironsides Rugby Football Club

Sirhowy Community Centre Limited  

Pobl Back South Wales CIC 

Tredegar Women and Girls Athletic Football Club   

Friends of Bryn Bach

Friends of Valleys Karate Club

Trefil Rugby Football Club


Monies for the Community Fund are provided by REG Power Management which operates the Pen Bryn Oer Wind Farm. The Fund will provide £30,000 each year for the expected 25 year lifetime of the wind farm for good causes within the Community Council areas of Rhymney and Tredegar. There are two rounds of funding each year, with an equal split of £15,000 available each time.

Cllr Carl Cuss, the Chair of the local Advisory Group that has been established to help decide how the money will be spent, said “I was really impressed with the variety of organisations who applied in the first round. I am pleased to say the first round was fully allocated equally to Tredegar and Rhymney to help and support community organisations undertake invaluable services to our communities. I would like to urge both communities to apply for the next round of funding so that we can continue to support the good work locally.”

Groups located within the eligible area can apply for grants between £500 to £2,000, although applications up to £7,500 will be considered for projects that can demonstrate a significant community benefit across both Council areas.

The Fund is being administered by national charity GrantScape and the closing date for the next round of funding is 3 October.  For further details of the Fund and how you can apply please visit GrantScape’s website www.grantscape.org.uk or call 01908 247630.